FAQ-Asia-Taiwan

What you need to know

Information and Facts

Taiwan, The Republic of China, is an island that lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia.  Offering travellers temperate, comfortable weather alongside the scenic landscapes with the region’s majestic peaks, rolling hills, 9 national parks as well as stunning coastlines, Taiwan is a much-loved destination to visit!

Taiwan: Facts & Information

Weather

Visitors love Taiwan’s general year-round warm climate. While conditions may shift during various season changes, the temperatures remain relatively stable. However, in some mountainous areas, snow may appear during the winter (December to February).

Safety

Taiwan is generally a safe destination year round. It is recommended to take any necessary precautions as you would when at home; bring sun block and apply regularly, stay hydrated often, wear long-sleeved clothing and have copies on-hand of your important documents. We recommend that all our travellers purchase travel insurance.

Vaccinations

While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling around Asia – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Tetanus, Diphtheria and Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.

In general, prior to departure for any vacation, it’s always best to speak with your physician, who knows your medical history, and can assess any risks involved with your intended destination.

Currency & Customs

The New Taiwan Dollar is the currency used in The Republic of China (Taiwan). You do not need a visa if you visit Taiwan for less than 90 days. For any tour, restaurant or hotel service, the customary tip amount is 10%.

Electricity

Just like North America, Taiwan’s electrical standard is 110V, 60Hz.

Language

Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan) is the national language of Taiwan.